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Dissability living allowance
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Tracy - September 4

I live in the uk and would like to know if I would be able to claim D L A? I suffer from FMS, I had to give up work two years ago. I am heavely drugged and can not see me being able to work in the near future. I would appreciate any help that you can offer. Many thanks Tracy

 

Christine - February 10

I live in the UK and have had FMS for nearly 4 years. Trying to get DLA is a long drawn out process. I found that the do not recognise FMS as something which stops you from working. It pays to keep persevering with all the paperwork. I did win in the end. Good luck

 

Tracy - February 10

Hi Christine. Thanks for your advice. Can I ask what medication you are taking? What releif does it give you. I find that my meds only take the edge off it.

 

Christina - February 14

Hi Tracey, I live in England.Currently off long term sick with FM,I am trying to get Ill Health Retirement as its impossible to work with this condition .A solicitor has assured me that Fibromyalgia is recognised by the dept of works and penisions so it should be O.K. I know what you mean by feelinf Drugged up, some days I feel like zombie after 12 hours sleep! please let me know how you get on Best wishes

 

tracy - February 15

Hi again thanks for getting back to me. I am waiting to see the pain consultant again and then I will apply to DLA. I will let you know. take care x

 

June - March 19

Hi there...just picked up this thread. I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and am in the process of taking early retirement on grounds of ill-health. I applied for DLA in October 2005. After a particularly unhelpful report from the Medical Servies doctor I have askd for a reconsideration - still awaiting the result on that. I take tramadol 50mg 4 times daily although have taken it up to 6 times daily for pain relief. work.

 

david - March 22

hi tracy I to am from the uk I thought this was a uk site I have just been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and am just filling in the (forms) they are so lengthy I am asked the same question over and over what I dont understand is if I cant make head or tail of them how is the person who looks at my answer going to be able to understand what I am trying to tell them. anyway my advice to you is fill the form in you have nothing to lose (only your sanity) lrt me know how you get on ---david

 

samantha lee smid - September 4

will i be able to claim dla abroad

 

Tracy - September 4

Hi everyone, well after a lengthy appeal (started last october) I was last week granted DLA... So i guess it takes a long while but we get there in the end.. So dnt any of you out there give up. Get help with the forms from citizen advice burea, they are very good.

 

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